We all have that one over-sharing friend on Facebook. You know, the one who posts too much about too much. When your Facebook timeline gets filled up with stories that you honestly just don't care about, I recommend following my steps to remove theses stories from your feed. Unfortunately some Facebook resort to sending the offending poster a nasty letter.
One mother in Australia got just that, a rude letter from an anonymous person asking her to stop posting about her new daughter. I had to read this crazy letter twice because it was so ridiculous and infuriating! I can barely believe somebody would ever write such a hateful "poison pen" note. So it is probably not very surprising that they were too ashamed to sign it.
I'll show you the whole letter and let you decide for yourself. But first, I'll skip ahead to the mother's reaction so you get an idea of how it totally blindsided her.
The mother was quoted in The Daily Mail:
To be honest I have no idea why anyone would do this to me. I don’t think I have had an enemy in my whole life. ... These people clearly have too much time on their hands to sit and chat about my Facebook usage. It’s quite sad really.
You'll be outraged too when you read this letter about the mom's Facebook postings. It reads:
I have got together with a few of the girls and we are all SO OVER your running commentary of your life and every single thing Addy does. Look we all have kids that we are besotted with - guess what - every parent thinks their kid is the best ever. But we don't ram it down everyone else's neck!!! She wears a new outfit - well take a photo and send it PRIVATELY to the person who gave it to her - not to everyone!!! She crawls off the mat - we DON"T care!!!!! She's 6 months old - BIG DEAL!!!! Stop and think - if every mother posted all that crap about their kid - I'm sure you'd get over it pretty quickly.
We can't wait for you to get back to work - maybe you won't have time to be on Facebook quite so much.
Addy is gorgeous and we all love her, but our kids are great too.
I guess you are just (annoying) a lot of people...with all your "Addy this and Addy that" - we all thought it might ease off after the first month, but it hasn't.
Not everyone is as interested as you are about what Addy does so give us all a break.
We're doing this to let you know what people really think.
Despite this mean spirited attack, the mother seems to have a pretty healthy attitude toward her so-called "friends."
Lucky for me I am a strong, healthy person. Being a first time mum is hard enough to get your head around but for someone who was feeling alone or who was struggling with the challenges of motherhood this could have had terrible consequences.
She goes on to say that she has no plans on slowing down the number of posts about her baby, claiming that the letter did the opposite of shame her and instead empowered her with the overwhelming outburst of support she has received.
"But it takes a lot more to keep me down than a nasty letter!"
So what about you? Have you ever been attacked through social media? If so, how did it make you feel and what did you do about it? Please let me know in the comments below.